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Learning Objects in Context

, , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium ; , European Schoolnet, Belgium

Published . Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).


The papers in this eBook focus specifically on the context in which learning objects are deployed: this theme is quite varied and picks up on the message that "if content is king, then context is queen." Overall, the main aim is to exploit data available about user context to: - generate metadata automatically, either during the authoring process, from the author's context, when information about the intended use is more easily available; or while the learner is working with the learning object, in order to capture his feedback, which can then be used later to help guide decisions on the appropriateness of the same object for other learners; - personalize the selection of relevant learning objects, by selecting objects that satisfy conditions that reflect the requirements of the context; and - adapt the behavior of a learning object to the specific characteristics of the context.


Duval, E., Ternier, S. & Assche, F.V. (2009). Learning Objects in Context. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 10, 2023 from .



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Preface: Learning Objects in Context p. 7
Erik Duval, Stefaan Ternier, and Frans Van Assche
The Challenge of Content Creation to Facilitate Personalized E-Learning Experiences p. 11
Ali Turker, Ilhami Gorgun, and Owen Conlan
Learning Group Formation Based on Learner Profile and Context p. 19
Martin Muelenbrock
Authoring of Learning Objects in Context p. 25
Marcus Specht and Milos Kravcik
Modularization and Structured Markup for Learning Content in an Academic Environment p. 35
Samuel Schluep, Marco Bettoni, and Sissel Guttormsen Schar
Virtual Workshop Environment (VWE): A Taxonomy and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Framework for Modularized Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) - Applying the Learning Object Concept to the VLE p. 45
Fredrik Paulsson and Ambjorn Naeve
A Metadata Profile to Establish the Context of Small Learning Objects: The Slicing Book Approach p. 59
Ingo Dahn
Ontology-Based Learning Content Repurposing: The ALOCoM Framework p. 67
Katrien Verbert, Erik Duval, Michael Meire, Jelena Jovanovic, and Dragan Gasevic
Competence-Based Knowledge Structures for Personalised Learning p. 75
Jurgen Heller, Christina Steiner, Cord Hockemeyer, and Dietrich Albert
Strategies for Reuse of Learning Objects: Context Dimensions p. 89
Allard Strijker and Betty Collis
A Knowledge-Based Approach to Describe and Adapt Learning Objects p. 95
Amel Bouzeghoub, Bruno Defude, John Freddy Duitama, and Claire Lecocq

Progressive Inquiry Learning Object Templates (PILOT) p. 103
Hans Poldoja, Teemu Leinonen, Terje Valijataga, Antti Ellonen and Marjo Priha
Just-in-Time Generation of Pedagogically Sound, Context Sensitive Personalized Learning Experiences p. 113
Ian O'Keeffe, Aoife Brady, Owen Conlan, and Vincent Wade
Towards Next Generation Activity-Based Learning Systems p. 129
Demetrios G. Sampson and Pythagoras Karampiperis
A "Simple Query Interface" Adaptor for the Discovery and Exchange of Learning Resources p. 151
David Massart
Interoperability of Repositories: The Simple Query Interface in ARIADNE p. 161
Stefaan Ternier and Erik Duval
Learning Objects and Process Interoperability p. 167
Keith D. Baker